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Virtual Call to Action Rallies Community Support

Marianne Aiello

An Illinois health system's Certificate of Need campaign for a new hospital has sparked overwhelming support in an underserved community with strategies any healthcare marketer can learn from. >>>


Editor's Picks

Health Plans Step Into Retail Operations

Blue Shield of California opens its first retail location and joins a handful of health insurers across the country that have opened retail stores in recent years. The move is a response to changing market forces linked to a decline in employer-sponsored insurance benefits. >>>

Highmark Says Quality Blue Program Saves Lives, Dollars

Highmark, one of the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates, says physicians and hospitals in its Quality BLUE pay-for-performance initiatives consistently outperform providers who are not part of the program. The secret is “skin in the game” from hospitals. >>>

Many Hospitals 'Get' What Older Workers Want

Healthcare learned from the nursing shortage how to retain and engage older workers. Now other industries could learn from healthcare HR how to cater to the needs of older workers and benefit from their experience. >>>

Anatomy of a Nursing Image Awards Nominee

The nomination essays of nurses singled out by their peers for this year's HCPro Nursing Image Awards highlight education, mentoring, business acumen, and of course, leadership. >>>

News Headlines

Frist sees growth opportunities in Chinese hospitals

The Tennessean, November 9, 2011

Quality metrics alone don’t improve healthcare outcomes

Government Health IT, November 8, 2011

Docs' manners can affect patient outcomes

Seattle Times/Scripps Howard News Service, November 8, 2011

Test for hospital budgets: Are the patients pleased?

The New York Times, November 8, 2011

Merger mania: Louisville hospitals part of U.S. surge

Courier-Journal, November 7, 2011

Thrift store enables NE hospital to thrive

The Independent, November 7, 2011

Jackson Memorial Hospital plans to go to all private rooms

Miami Herald, November 4, 2011

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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